Paul N. F. (15 Jan 2011)

          By A.W. Tozer

          Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
                                                                                   - - - Ephesians 6:10
            Too many of us object, perhaps unconsciously, to the
        rather evident fact that the maintenance of the devotional
        mood is indispensable to success in the Christian life.
        And what is the devotional mood?
           It  is  nothing  else  than  constant  awareness  of  God's
        enfolding presence, the holding of inward conversations
        with Christ and private worship of God in spirit and in
            To establish our hearts in the devotional mood we must
        abide  in  Christ,  walk  in  the Spirit, pray without ceasing
        and  meditate  in  the  Word  of  God  day  and  night.  Of
        course  this  implies  separation  from  the  world  and
        obedience to the will of God, as we are able to understand it.
            No  matter  how  we  may  argue,  true  holiness  and
        spiritual power are not qualities that can be once received
        and thereafter forgotten,  as one  might wind a  clock or
        take a vitamin pill.  Every  advance  in  the  spiritual life
        must be made against the determined resistance of the
        world, the flesh and the devil!

        Yours in Christ,
        Paul N.F.